US electricity generation from wood, wood-derived fuels during first seven months of 2013 rose 1% year-over-year to 21,670 GWh while use of other biomass sources fell 2.7% to 11,354 GWh: EIA

LOS ANGELES , September 27, 2013 () – US electricity generation from wood and wood-derived fuels during the first seven months of 2013 rose 1% year-over-year to 21,670 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to the September edition of U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly report, Biomass Magazine reported on Sept. 6.

The use of other biomass sources for electricity generation during this same time period fell 2.7% to 11,354 GWh,

The following sectors generated the following amounts of electricity from wood and wood-derived fuels in the first seven months of 2013 and the first seven months of 2012:

• Electrical utilities sector: 1,175 GWh, 1,010 GWh
• Independent power producers sector: 4,847 GWh, 4,953 GWh
• Commercial sector: 14 GWh, 14 GWh
• Industrial sector: 15,634 GWh, 15,470 GWh

The primary source of this article is Biomass Magazine, Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Sept. 6, 2013.

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